Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is proud to offer a selection of works by Thomas Hart Benton from the Estate of Ann and Lee Constable.
The Constables met in Kansas City and were married in 1942. Lee served in World War II, and after the war, he and Ann worked together in his family business, Constable Bindery. In 1960, Ann and Lee Constable became neighbors of Rita and Thomas Hart Benton, resulting in a close, life-long friendship. Benton often invited Lee over to enjoy bourbon together or asked him to drive on road trips which were supposedly “boys only,” but Benton always invited Ann anyway.